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Eight hunters face trial for killing animals in national park but high-ranking police friend went free until public anger prompted reopening case. 

A tiny mouse deer was allegedly shot dead by the poachers (Source: Wikipedia).

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CRIME

Cops told to try again in poach probe against officer

29 Jan 2013

Assistant national police chief Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn Suramanee has ordered a new investigation into a senior officer who was cleared of hunting illegally in a national park.

He said he had reviewed evidence in the case and was convinced a prosecution should have gone ahead.

Pol Lt Col Thirayuth Ketmangmee was caught with eight others while allegedly hunting in Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan National Park in November.

The eight others suspects were all indicted, while Pol Lt Col Thirayuth, then-inspector at Pran Buri police station in Prachuap Khiri Khan, was cleared due to lack of evidence. Pol Lt Col Thirayuth has been transferred to an inactive post in Provincial Police Region 7.

Public outcry over the decision not to charge the senior officer prompted Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn to examine the police handling of the case.

"Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn yesterday inspected evidence in the case, including photos and video footage obtained from the alleged wildlife poachers at the time of their arrest. "After looking at the photos and video, I've found evidence that should have led to a prosecution," Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn said yesterday. 

A new investigation is needed. The photos and video footage clearly show the nine suspects together.

He said the photographs showed Pol Lt Col Thirayuth grilling and eating hunted animals with the other suspects. 

Local investigators had claimed the images did not show the officer hunting, and said the photos did not show the date and time they were taken. Forensic police have now been ordered to retrieve the time and date stamps from the photos, Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn said.

One video clip, according to Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn, shows the hunters entering the park by boat on Nov 8. They were also seen cooking a wild frog, he said. "So they cannot say they did not kill an animal," he said. He has also ordered forensic units to dig out the carcass of a krachong (mouse deer) allegedly shot dead by the suspects so the bullet can be retrieved and analysed.

(Source: Bangkok Post, CRIME, Cops told to try again in poach probe against officer, 29 Jan 2013, link

 
Law Enforcement Vocabulary

police officer - a policeman or policewoman who enforces laws นายตำรวจ (See Wikipedia)
officer - Same as "police officer"
cop - (slang) Same as "police officer"

Internal affairs (law enforcement) - the police who investigate cases of lawbreaking by other police (See Wikipedia)

poaching (noun) - the illegal hunting and killing of animals (usually in the jungle) การบุกรุกเข้าไปล่าสัตว์
poachers - people who kill animals illegally

wildlife - animals living in the jungle
wildlife poachers

mouse dear -
a small deer found in Thailand and other Asian countries (See Wikipedia and photo above)

probe
- an investigation of a crime; an attempt to find out the truth about something การตรวจสอบ การสอบสวน
poach probe

cops told to try again in poach probe against officer

police chief - the head of a police department (local or national)
national - for the whole country
national police chief - police chief for the whole country

assistant national police chief
assistant
national police chief Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn Suramanee

cleared of a crime - found to not have done the crime
a senior officer who was cleared of hunting illegally in a national park.

investigation - the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened การตรวจสอบหาข้อเท็จจริง  การสอบสวน

order a new investigation
order a new investigation into a senior officer who was cleared of hunting illegally in a national park.

evidence - facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime หลักฐาน หลักฐานประกอบการไต่สวนคดี หรือพิจารณาคดี

review - to look at information to make a decision ตรวจสอบ,  ทบทวน, เขียนบทวิจารณ์
review evidence 
review evidence in case - to look at all the evidence in the legal case (to make a decision about it)

prosecution - 1. formally charging someone with a crime and putting them on trial; 2. the person or organisation that tries to prove in court that someone has committed a crime อัยการ
prosecution should have gone ahead - they should have put him on trial for the crime and punish if found guilty

convinced - is certain or sure about something แน่ใจ, มั่นใจ
convinced a prosecution should have gone ahead

allegedly - claimed but not yet proven ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
allegedly hunting in a National Park  

suspects - people that the police think might be guilty of a crime ผู้ต้องสงสัย

indicted - officially accused someone of a serious crime ฟ้องร้อง
the eight others suspects were all indicted

inspector - an official whose job is to check that things are in the correct condition or that people are doing what they should ผู้ตรวจสอบ
then-inspector at Pran Buri police station

lack - do not have enough of something ขาดแคลน
lack of evidence -  do nto have enough evidence
cleared due to lack of evidence - didn't bring or prosecute a legal case against him because not enough evidence

the eight others suspects were all indicted, while Pol Lt Col Thirayuth, then-inspector at Pran Buri police station in Prachuap Khiri Khan, was cleared due to lack of evidence.

inactive - not doing anything
post -
a position or job in an organization

an inactive post -
a job where you are not doing anything
transferred - moved; changed someone's job or responsibilities โยกย้ายตำแหน่ง

transferred to an inactive post - put in a job where you are not doing anything
Pol Lt Col Thirayuth has been transferred to an inactive post in Provincial Police Region 7.

outcry - public reaction of strong anger and disapproval การคัดค้านอย่างรุนแรง
charge - to accuse someone officially of committing a crime ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
prompted - caused

handling of the case - deal with, take action to solve the problem and end the case จัดการ, ดูแล
police handling of the case
examine the police handling of the case

Public outcry over the decision not to charge the senior officer prompted Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn to examine the police handling of the case.

footage - film or video of a particular subject or event ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ การเสนอข่าว
video footage

alleged
- claimed, but not yet proven ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
alleged wildlife poachers

"Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn yesterday inspected evidence in the case, including photos and video footage obtained from the alleged wildlife poachers at the time of their arrest. "After looking at the photos and video, I've found evidence that should have led to a prosecution," Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn said yesterday. 

clearly - อย่างชัดเจน
show - แสดง
clearly show
clearly show the nine suspects together
A new investigation is needed. The photos and video footage clearly show the nine suspects together.

grill -  ย่าง
he said the photographs showed Pol Lt Col Thirayuth grilling and eating hunted animals with the other suspects

hunt -
the sport of searching for animals to kill them ล่า, ล่าสัตว์
hunter - a person who does hunting as an activity นักล่าสัตว์

One video clip shows the hunters entering the park by boat  

forensic - relating to the use of scientific methods to solve crimes or to find out why something happened เกี่ยวกับนิติวิทยาศาสตร์
forensic units - a group of police who do forensic work

carcass -
a dead body ซาก; ซากสัตว์
the carcass of a deer

shot
- to have a bullet enter your body after someone shoots a gun at you
shot
dead

stamp -
 a mark, something written or printed on something that gives some information รอยตราประทับ
date stamp
time stamp

retrieve - to get something
retrieve the time and date stamps from the photos

bullet - a small, metal object that is shot from a gun กระสุนปืน
retrieve and analyse the bullet

He has also ordered forensic units to dig out the carcass of a krachong (mouse deer) allegedly shot dead by the suspects so the bullet can be retrieved and analysed.

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